Making a Storyboard
The creamy white thin card I’ve used for my storyboard looked a little stark so I washed it with coffee and then Gladwrap (Clingfilm) was crumpled on to the surface and left until the coffee stain was dry.
Once the wrap was removed I had a surface sympathetic to my theme. I lightly painted the other side with the same coffee mixture and found I had an interesting pattern around the outer edges where the coffee stain from the first side had travelled underneath. In fact, I liked it so much that I’ve used that side to create my storyboard and the outer side – which folds in two – has the crumpled stain look. I made several sheets like this and mounted some drawings on to spare pieces before applying them to the main sheet.
Fabric samples and yarn wraps were prepared and I made a few drawings in my sketchbook while deciding what to put onto the board itself.
Items were arranged, photographed and rearranged several times until a balanced outcome was achieved. I applied rivets to the two sheets which make up the storyboard, lacing them together with some of the string I had used during my natural dyeing experimentation. This provides a larger working size whilst still being able to fold and fit into my A3 postal satchel.
The title of my piece is Synthesis and is determined by the following dictionary entry:
noun, plural syn·the·ses [sin-thuh-seez]
- the combining of the constituent elements of separate material or abstract entities into a single or unified entity (opposed to analysis, ) the separating of any material or abstract entity into its constituent elements.
- a complex whole formed by combining
My board incorporates:
- some source material.
- fabric and yarn samples.
- close up drawings of some sections of the piece
- a generalized schematic of the outcome. As sampling progresses the outcome is sure to evolve further.
you’ve done a good job here Claire